Here is a game that for me came out of nowhere and it has certainly been a very pleasant surprise. That game is Apex Legends. This is a free to play Battle Royale/Hero shooter from the people who brought us Titanfall, Respawn.
The game is available on Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 and it so far has already over 1 million players on board. It reached this milestone after just a few hours of being available for download so I think that EA has a big hit on their hands here.
Apex Legends is not just another Fortnite clone. This actually mixes in elements of Overwatch with the Battle Royale formula. This is a squad-based Battle Royal game where you and two buddies need to form the ultimate squad.
A huge part of the appeal for me is the characters or as the game calls them Legends. Each Legend has their own personality, kind of like what Overwatch does with their heroes. Also, each Legend has their own special abilities. Figuring out the best three-man team for your squad so that you can all benefit from each other’s abilities is going to be key to being a good squad I think.
If you look at the trailers you can see that the gameplay moves at a very brisk pace. This is a good thing and one of the things that I really liked about Titanfall actually. This fast-paced gameplay gives you very little time to think….. but you need to think in order to come up with the best strategy! I think this is going to make matches a whole lot of fun and I cannot wait to put some serious time into Apex Legends.